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Revolution Brewing has quite a brewpub in Logan Square.
Revolution Brewing has quite a brewpub in Logan Square.
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Don't Just Drink Your Dinner: 11 Breweries That Also Serve Great Food

Beer drinkers shouldn't worry that food's an afterthought at these establishments.

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Revolution Brewing has quite a brewpub in Logan Square.
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Sure, many bars and breweries allow drinkers to bring food with them, but Chicago is also full of establishments that brew great suds with an in-house kitchen pumping out some of the area's best eats. Anyone can make a pretzel to soak up the booze, but patrons deserve more than that; they deserve a meal that pairs well their beer, a place that they'd visit even if beer wasn't brewed on-site.

In honor of Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 14-24), here are 12 great picks for some of the area's best breweries that don't treat food as an afterthought.

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18th Street Brewery

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Cross the border over to Indiana to find this gem where milk stouts are king. Try the Mediterranean grilled cheese. [Photo: Facebook]

Atlas Brewing Company

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Duck confit sliders and some very tasty, un-bar-like chicken wings highlight the menu at this gastropub in Lincoln Park. [Photo: Facebook]

DryHop Brewers

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The short-rib ground burger is one of the city's best, if you can find a table. [Photo: Marc Much]

Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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The beer cheese soup and fish and chips highlight the menu here. [Photo: Facebook]

Horse Thief Hollow

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Vegetarians take note: The spinach burger with goat cheese is what you've been waiting for. [Photo: Facebook]

Lake Bluff Brewing Company

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This relaxed Lake County brewery has old-world charm. It's simple menu is deceptively tasty and includes a variety of paninis. [Photo: Facebook]

Peckish Pig

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This Evanston joint earns high marks for the charcuterie and desserts, like the fried PB&J. [Photo: Facebook]

Piece Brewery and Pizzeria

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Chicago's not just about deep dish. Piece delivers New Haven-style pizzas with a crust that compliments the beer. Get creative with the toppings, and don't forget the seasoned mushrooms. [Photo: Facebook]

Revolution Brewing

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The bacon-fat popcorn, among many great dishes, has helped many diners brave the long waits in Logan Square. [Photo: Facebook]

Three Floyds Brewery & Pub

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Don't judge a book by its cover, or a state by its governor. The smoked chicken wings here get talked about a lot. Also try the duck breast entree. [Photo: Facebook]

Two Brothers Tap House

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Where's Warrenville? Find out by trying the fish tacos and mac and cheese. [Photo: Facebook]

18th Street Brewery

Cross the border over to Indiana to find this gem where milk stouts are king. Try the Mediterranean grilled cheese. [Photo: Facebook]

Atlas Brewing Company

Duck confit sliders and some very tasty, un-bar-like chicken wings highlight the menu at this gastropub in Lincoln Park. [Photo: Facebook]

DryHop Brewers

The short-rib ground burger is one of the city's best, if you can find a table. [Photo: Marc Much]

Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

The beer cheese soup and fish and chips highlight the menu here. [Photo: Facebook]

Horse Thief Hollow

Vegetarians take note: The spinach burger with goat cheese is what you've been waiting for. [Photo: Facebook]

Lake Bluff Brewing Company

This relaxed Lake County brewery has old-world charm. It's simple menu is deceptively tasty and includes a variety of paninis. [Photo: Facebook]

Peckish Pig

This Evanston joint earns high marks for the charcuterie and desserts, like the fried PB&J. [Photo: Facebook]

Piece Brewery and Pizzeria

Chicago's not just about deep dish. Piece delivers New Haven-style pizzas with a crust that compliments the beer. Get creative with the toppings, and don't forget the seasoned mushrooms. [Photo: Facebook]

Revolution Brewing

The bacon-fat popcorn, among many great dishes, has helped many diners brave the long waits in Logan Square. [Photo: Facebook]

Three Floyds Brewery & Pub

Don't judge a book by its cover, or a state by its governor. The smoked chicken wings here get talked about a lot. Also try the duck breast entree. [Photo: Facebook]

Two Brothers Tap House

Where's Warrenville? Find out by trying the fish tacos and mac and cheese. [Photo: Facebook]

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